LASALLE College of the Arts

BA (Hons) Arts Management


Undergraduate
Level

Certificate
Degree

Dr. Aleksandar Brkic
Director

Program Goals and Objectives

LASALLE College of the Arts Founded in 1984 by De La Salle educator Brother Joseph McNally LASALLE College of the Arts is a specialist tertiary institution leading contemporary arts education in fine art design media performing arts and arts management in the Asia Pacific. The strategic objective of the College is to be widely recognized by informed authorities as the leading institution focusing on teaching and research into issues relating to the interaction of the varied artistic traditions seen in Singapore and South East Asia. Contemporary in focus and innovative in approach LASALLE has been nurturing some of Singapore’s leading creative practitioners. Our hero graduates and accomplished faculty staff include established artists respected curators writers producers arts managers musicians dance and theatre pioneers and countless practitioners from the creative industries in Singapore and beyond. LASALLE is located in the city of Singapore surrounded by many museums and art spaces all within walking distance from the college. These include the Singapore Art Museum The Arts House Sculpture Square Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay (Singapore’s iconic performing arts centre) etc. LASALLE also houses the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore (ICAS) directed by Dr. Charles Merewether a prominent art historian and curator.  School of Arts ManagementLASALLE pioneered arts management education in the 1990’s. We have the most established arts management programmes in Singapore with nearly 20 years of experience teaching in this field. We are known to develop innovative courses that not only respond to industry needs but also in leading and influencing the developments of the industry.We have the only arts management programmes in Singapore that are validated by Goldsmiths College University of London and accredited by the two most influential international industry training bodies: the US based Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) and the European based European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centres (ENCATC).LASALLE’s School of Arts Management resides under the Faculty for the Creative Industries.  The School is led by Suyin Chew Head of School who remarked that The tremendous growth in the creative industries in Asia and globally has propelled the need for management professionals producers curators critics writers thinkers passionate advocates and creative analysts. The vision of the school is to facilitate the development of leaders with enhanced skills and sensitivity to pioneer careers beyond the limits of borders.” Hence the School is home to ANCER (Asia Pacific Network for Cultural Education and Research). Membership to ANCER is by invitation. More information may be found on :http//i-am.sg/main/ or through ANCER secretariat: suyin.chew@lasalle.edu.sg   BA(Hons) Arts Management ProgrammeThe BA(Hons) Arts Management programme is both rigorous and innovative with a distinctive focus on practice research business and cultural history. You will receive comprehensive exposure to history of dance music theatre and visual art; thus gaining the skills and knowledge to excel as an arts manager. Ultimately through the i-am arts festival platform you will be able to utilise social responsibility and entrepreneurial strategies in managing creative output while merging art with business and policy know-how. You will also embark on internships with local and overseas organisations throughout your course of studies (eg: Christie’s Auction House Asia-Europe Foundation UNESCO-Bangkok Venice Biennale Really Useful Company (Australia) Hong Kong Fringe Festival etc).

Curriculum

The programme provides an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on imparting knowledge and understanding about the artistic and business environments of the creative and cultural industries. To this end studies will centre around four key clusters: History and Contextual Studies  Business of the Creative EnterpriseProfessional Practice (Visual and Performing Arts Management Practice and Placements/Internships)Research and Communications SkillsEmphasis is also placed on personal motivation and development of character. 

Admissions

To receive more information about the programme please contact LASALLE with your name  contact number and the programme of study for further enquiries.Tel: +65 6496 5111Email:  admissions@lasalle.edu.sgCounter: Block E Level 1Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 9.30am – 5.30pmClosed on weekends & Public Holidays